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Joseph
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Joseph
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03/05/2001 2:29 am
"I never sit down and make a conscious effort to try and write a guitar part, most of my ideas just seem to happen while we're jamming, or while I'm watching tv or something." -Tony Iommi

Well, its safe to say that Tony is great, and whatever it took for him to come up with all of those Black Sabbath riffs, it sure was worth it. I grew up listening to the seventies rock, there is no comparison to alot of the stuff that is out today, because back then most musicians focused more on their sound instead of how they present themselves to the world. Today its all about image. Today, there are some good bands here and there, but I'm still looking for those guitar riffs that grab you by the throat and slam you down, and the solos that leave you breathless and always asking for more. When it comes to our original style, its important to go by what sounds good, and just like listening to our favorites for the first time, we know when we hear something that we like. Most of your signature riffs, are they usually a conscious effort, or mere accidents during those rather impulsive jamming session late at night? Alot of the times when we aren't thinking about it, some of our greatest compositions come into play.

-Joseph
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